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UCL SSEES Library Special Collections

Highlights from the special collections of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library.

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Travel Books

A selection of printed accounts dating from 1557 to 1860, focusing on travels in Central Europe, South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. 
The collection features works in English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Polish and Russian. Many books are embellished with plates, illustrations, engravings and maps. 
The digitisation of this collection was made possible by the EU’s EuropeanaTravel project and was co-funded by the Community programme eContentPlus.

Arthur Evans Archive

Previously unpublished travel memories, bequeathed to SSEES by the famous British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans.

Maps

A collection of historic maps of Central, South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, dating from the 19th century back to 1490. 
The digitisation of this collection was made possible by the EU’s EuropeanaTravel project and was co-funded by the Community programme eContentPlus.

Margaret Hasluck Photographs

Over 500 photographs taken during the 1920s and 1930s in the course of Margaret Hasluck's ethnographic research in the Balkans. Chiefly from present day Albania and Greece, they also include photographs from present day Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo and Croatia. They show views of landscapes, towns and villages as well as portraits of local people and activities.